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post Nov 20 2019, 02:29 PM

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QUOTE(jimbet1337 @ Nov 20 2019, 02:07 PM)
Thanks for the feedback bro. Actually I was referring to this review:



I plan to buy F800 for front & rear but after watching that review made me think twice.

This is my first dashcam. My criteria are just image quality & gps. I don't really mind parking features though.
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Viofo A119v3 is very clear and currently the best single cam with buffered parking mode when used with HK3 hardwire kit.

You can look at A129 Pro Duo if you're looking for front & rear. It's true 4K with buffered parking mode. Review here: https://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=4826786 & https://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=4853331

The video review is comparing Q800 Pro which is a 2K dashcam. Not F800 Pro which is 1080p. Q800 Pro is known to have not so great video quality until Thinkware releases a new firmware that fixes this.

But note that Thinkware dashcam is known for its true parking mode, accurate ADAS, Smart Camera Alerts, and Cloud features. Buying Thinkware is more for the overall package than video quality alone.

This post has been edited by blurjoey: Nov 20 2019, 02:34 PM
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post Nov 21 2019, 08:37 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Nov 19 2019, 10:21 PM)
Do you mean hardwiring the A119?
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Yep, fuse tapping, with 7.5A fuse for dashcam....feel kinda dangerous ....
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post Dec 1 2019, 09:29 PM

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Anyone know how can I fix the blurry right side of the video?? Seems like out of focus...
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TSblurjoey
post Dec 2 2019, 02:12 PM

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QUOTE(iymm @ Dec 1 2019, 09:29 PM)
Anyone know how can I fix the blurry right side of the video?? Seems like out of focus...
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Can you try to contact the seller and see?
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post Dec 3 2019, 01:23 AM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Dec 2 2019, 02:12 PM)
Can you try to contact the seller and see?
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Seller told me they're still investigating about this issue and I'm not the only one that complaint about this....
I hope it can be solve as soon as possible.
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post Dec 3 2019, 08:04 AM

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QUOTE(iymm @ Dec 3 2019, 01:23 AM)
Seller told me they're still investigating about this issue and I'm not the only one that complaint about this....
I hope it can be solve as soon as possible.
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A batch issue I suppose. Luckily got under warranty.
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post Dec 8 2019, 11:58 AM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Dec 3 2019, 08:04 AM)
A batch issue I suppose. Luckily got under warranty.
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Too bad still no news till now...
BTW blurjoey, does SanDisk High Endurance 128GB sdcard works good in A129 Duo? Because yesterday the camera just freeze with screen on, need forcing it to power off and on then everything work again....

Latest version, low bitrate parking mode.
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post Dec 8 2019, 09:23 PM

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Hi all gurus,

After reading some threads for the past few nites, which will you guys recommend for dual dah cams ?
1) VIOFO A129 Duo cam with hardwire (parking mode) (Not the 4k)
2) mini 0906
3) Sipii SP200 (dual cam)

It's my first dashcam, im not too sure which to invest on. Eventually given up on 70mai due to lithium battery issue.

Thanks all! notworthy.gif
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post Dec 8 2019, 10:33 PM

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QUOTE(iymm @ Dec 8 2019, 11:58 AM)
Too bad still no news till now...
BTW blurjoey, does SanDisk High Endurance 128GB sdcard works good in A129 Duo? Because yesterday the camera just freeze with screen on, need forcing it to power off and on then everything work again....

Latest version, low bitrate parking mode.
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Wait and see. Think maybe pending from Viofo side?

Overheat during parking mode?

Which Sandisk HE did you get?

This is the latest model from Sandisk.
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QUOTE(tissue07 @ Dec 8 2019, 09:23 PM)
Hi all gurus,

After reading some threads for the past few nites, which will you guys recommend for dual dah cams ?
1) VIOFO A129 Duo cam with hardwire (parking mode) (Not the 4k)
2) mini 0906
3) Sipii SP200 (dual cam)

It's my first dashcam, im not too sure which to invest on. Eventually given up on 70mai due to lithium battery issue.

Thanks all!  notworthy.gif
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If budget constraint, go for mini0906 but wait a bit as mini0906 Pro is coming soon in a few week's time.

Recommended getting the Viofo A129 Duo if you can.

Not sure about SIPII SP200 but from the specs it is not a true 4K dashcam as it is recording in 4K@24fps (upscaled resolution) if using front cam only. Dual is 1080p for both cams. GPS module not included.

This post has been edited by blurjoey: Dec 8 2019, 10:38 PM
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post Dec 8 2019, 10:40 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Dec 8 2019, 10:33 PM)
Wait and see. Think maybe pending from Viofo side?

Overheat during parking mode?

Which Sandisk HE did you get?

This is the latest model from Sandisk.
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If budget constraint, go for mini0906 but wait a bit as mini0906 Pro is coming soon in a few week's time.

Recommended getting the Viofo A129 Duo if you can.

Not sure about SIPII SP200 but from the specs it is not a true 4K dashcam as it is recording in 4K@24fps (upscaled resolution) if using front cam only. Dual is 1080p for both cams. GPS module not included.
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Thanks for your prompt reply! smile.gif

Do u know what's the main diff for the coming mini 0906 Pro?

Which site u will rec to get Viofo A129 (local seller) with warranty?
The Hardware kit will be needed if I need to use power supply from car battt right ?

Or will the mechanic st car accessories shop able to do that ? (Without me buying the additional hardwire kit)




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post Dec 8 2019, 10:59 PM

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QUOTE(tissue07 @ Dec 8 2019, 10:40 PM)
Thanks for your prompt reply! smile.gif

Do u know what's the main diff for the coming mini 0906 Pro?

Which site u will rec to get Viofo A129 (local seller) with warranty?
The Hardware kit will be needed if I need to use power supply from car battt right ?

Or will the mechanic st car accessories shop able to do that ? (Without me buying the additional hardwire kit)
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New sensors in the 0906 Pro if not mistaken.

If you worry about warranty then get from Sicurez as they are the local distributor. They also do installations for Viofo for a fee.

You only need to buy and use the Viofo HK3 hardwire kit if you want to use the parking mode. It would be a waste to get it and just use it to record when you start your car.

Just use the USB car charger to power the A129 Duo if you don't require parking mode.

Installation, any trusted car accessories can do so long no wire cutting or wire tapping.
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post Dec 8 2019, 11:46 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Dec 8 2019, 10:59 PM)
New sensors in the 0906 Pro if not mistaken.

If you worry about warranty then get from Sicurez as they are the local distributor. They also do installations for Viofo for a fee.

You only need to buy and use the Viofo HK3 hardwire kit if you want to use the parking mode. It would be a waste to get it and just use it to record when you start your car.

Just use the USB car charger to power the A129 Duo if you don't require parking mode.

Installation, any trusted car accessories can do so long no wire cutting or wire tapping.
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Alright. Meaning it will be compulsory to get the hardwire kit tgt, even I'm sending to accessories shop for installation in order to setup parking mode right ?



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post Dec 8 2019, 11:55 PM

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QUOTE(tissue07 @ Dec 8 2019, 11:46 PM)
Alright. Meaning it will be compulsory to get the hardwire kit tgt, even I'm sending to accessories shop for installation in order to setup parking mode right ?
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Yes, you still need to use a 3-wires hardwire kit aka Viofo HK3 if you want to use parking mode.
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post Dec 14 2019, 04:21 AM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Dec 8 2019, 11:55 PM)
Yes, you still need to use a 3-wires hardwire kit aka Viofo HK3 if you want to use parking mode.
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I've got my Viofo A129 today finally !
Want to check with u, which USB port should I use for the power cable ?
Im already using the hardwire kit connected to the car battery.
Yes i want to use Parking mode.

Thanks for your advice smile.gif
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post Dec 14 2019, 04:27 AM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Dec 8 2019, 11:55 PM)
Yes, you still need to use a 3-wires hardwire kit aka Viofo HK3 if you want to use parking mode.
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I mean the Power cable should be connected to the top part (form GPS module) or from the side (the device itself) ?

Many Thanks!
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post Dec 14 2019, 10:25 AM

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QUOTE(tissue07 @ Dec 14 2019, 04:21 AM)
I've got my Viofo A129 today finally !
Want to check with u, which USB port should I use for the power cable ?
Im already using the hardwire kit connected to the car battery.
Yes i want to use Parking mode.

Thanks for your advice smile.gif
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QUOTE(tissue07 @ Dec 14 2019, 04:27 AM)
I mean the Power cable should be connected to the top part (form GPS module) or from the side (the device itself) ?

Many Thanks!
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The mini USB on the GPS mount
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post Dec 15 2019, 04:23 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Dec 8 2019, 10:33 PM)
Wait and see. Think maybe pending from Viofo side?

Overheat during parking mode?

Which Sandisk HE did you get?

This is the latest model from Sandisk.
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Finally got it replaced on friday, the replacement unit is definitely clearly and sharper than the faulty one, and the seller is very responsibility told me to set 12.4v on 3-wire kit, if not pull the power cable when seldom using the car.

About the overheat, doesn't it turn off when too hot? Instead of freeze until user manually power off the camera???

Memory card is the latest one, sold by sandisk official store at shopee. 128GB one

Thank you~
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post Dec 19 2019, 12:45 PM

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Hi guys, what's your setting for the parking mode?
My device stop runs recording every 3 mins even engine is off. I thought it should be recording only if there is any motion detected ?

Kindly advice. smile.gif Much thanks! x
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QUOTE(tissue07 @ Dec 19 2019, 12:45 PM)
Hi guys, what's your setting for the parking mode?
My device stop runs recording every 3 mins even engine is off. I thought it should be recording only if there is any motion detected ?

Kindly advice. smile.gif Much thanks! x
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If every 3 mins stop recording and need manually press start recording, please check loop recording setting. Default setting is loop every 3 mins. Setting have off, 1,3 & 5 for selection.

If you want the recording to continue record without creating every 3mins file, please set the loop recording to 'off'.

Parking mode set it to motion detection in parking mode setting.

Motion Detection: When activated, the camera will start recording if there is movement in front of the camera. Once the camera does not detect movement for 60 seconds, it stops recording and returns to “Motion Detection” mode. The camera will record again in the time of detecting a new movement.


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post Dec 19 2019, 02:36 PM

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QUOTE(tissue07 @ Dec 19 2019, 12:45 PM)
Hi guys, what's your setting for the parking mode?
My device stop runs recording every 3 mins even engine is off. I thought it should be recording only if there is any motion detected ?

Kindly advice. smile.gif Much thanks! x
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Read here: https://www.viofo.com/en/blog/advanced-buff...g-mode-b22.html

Also, set the cutoff voltage at 12.4v to be on the safe side.

QUOTE(KIntos @ Dec 19 2019, 01:40 PM)
If every 3 mins stop recording and need manually press start recording, please check loop recording setting. Default setting is loop every 3 mins. Setting have off, 1,3 & 5 for selection.

If you want the recording to continue record without creating every 3mins file, please set the loop recording to 'off'.

Parking mode set it to motion detection in parking mode setting.

Motion Detection: When activated, the camera will start recording if there is movement in front of the camera. Once the camera does not detect movement for 60 seconds, it stops recording and returns to “Motion Detection” mode. The camera will record again in the time of detecting a new movement.
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Talking about buffered Parking Mode. Nothing to do with loop recording laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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